As y’all probably know, since I’ve talked about it non-stop, I completed my first half marathon on Saturday. I wanted to post this on Saturday, but I’m just now getting around to it because I spent the rest of my weekend relaxing, sleeping and recovering! So, my morning started out like this…
Yep, 3 AM wake up call in order to catch our bus out to the Hamptons at 4 AM! Luckily, I was able to catch a FEW zzz’s on the way there – sleeping on a bus is not the most comfortable thing in the world!
So thrilled he came out to support me! Damn good husband right there!
Nice little before pic with my awesome run partner, Dana! I don’t think we would have made it through all of the training without each other – at least I know I wouldn’t have. Thanks TNT for introducing us!!
Then it was off to the start line for 13.1 miles through East Hamptons! We could not have asked for better weather or a better course. It was beautiful, peaceful, sunny & breezy…PERFECTION!
This was the moment when we turned the corner and could actually SEE the finish line! Everyone kept saying, “It’s right around the corner” and “You’re almost there.” Seriously the longest mile of my life, but it was all worth it when I saw that finish line! There were people lined up on both sides just cheering everyone on – definitely one of the best feelings ever and lots of emotions in that moment (especially when I saw Josh cheering me on). Everything I’d been training for came down to this. All of my hard work paid off, and I was about to check a half marathon off my list, which felt awesome! I was so excited, so proud, and SO happy to be finished! I won’t forget that feeling as long as I live, and I am so so happy I decided to do this!!
WE DID IT! And yes, we are dressed like twins…all the way from our headbands to our shoes, haha! So proud to wear that medal around my neck!
So thankful Josh was there to capture it all on video and with pictures. ❤ Definitely a moment to remember!
After the race, we rushed to catch a bus home so Josh could watch Georgia play LSU! I was exhausted, and my knees were not happy with me. We made it home just in time, and I celebrated by sitting on the couch for the rest of the night and not moving a muscle…boy was I beat! I’d like to say I went out and celebrated, but who am I kidding, I was in bed by 9:00 and I’m not ashamed to say I slept for 13 hours that night!! MUCH needed!
On Sunday, I decided that we should head to Costco for a membership and to get some things…
These were just a FEW of my purchases…
I probably shouldn’t be allowed in Costco. I couldn’t control myself – there were so many good things and so many good deals, I just couldn’t pass them up. Out of control, I tell ya!
Then it was time for meal prep and a little dinner. I’m really starting to get the hang of this Paleo lifestyle, and I actually enjoy getting everything prepared on Sundays for the week. It makes my life a lot easier, and I love knowing I have healthy meals planned out for the rest of the week! I made 2 weeks worth of banana & strawberry smoothie packs for breakfast, broccoli & brussels sprouts and roasted red pepper & spinach chicken sausage (YUM!) for lunches this week, and ended my night with a little dinner made from leftovers I had. I broke some eggs while I was unloading the groceries, so I cooked those up too! All in all, I’d say it was a pretty productive Sunday!
I think I’ll end this post with the cutest little face you’ve ever seen! Got to talk to this cutie tonight!
He has my heart and always will. My night is complete. Wiggie loves you, Corbies!
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